Getting Local With Jane: Wicked Cool Edition


Welcome to Getting Local With Jane, our weekly roundup of local events of interest to Jane Austen fans. Even if your hometown isn’t listed this week, keep checking back–you never know when you’ll get lucky.

June 12-28, 2009, Alabaster, Alabama: South City Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice. The Shelby County Reporter has an article about the show. Tickets are $12-15 and can be reserved by phone or online.

June 17-26, New York City: Monetizing Emma is onstage at 440 Studios (we blogged about it previously). Tickets are $18 and are available online.

July 15, 2009, Oakham, Rutland: Heartbreak Productions’ presents Emma at Oakham Castle. Tickets are £5-9 and are available online.

November 2-7, 2009, Birmingham, UK: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice. Tickets are £12-32 and are available online.

November 6, 2009 through March 14, 2010, New York City: The Morgan Library is putting together a special exhibition of its Jane Austen holdings, which includes letters and the manuscript of Lady Susan.

The exhibition also includes first and early illustrated editions of Austen’s novels as well as contemporary drawings and prints depicting people, places, and events of biographical significance. In addition to the literary influences that inspired and informed Austen’s works will be responses by later writers as diverse as Auden, Kipling, Nabokov, Scott, Yeats, and Woolf. A specially commissioned film of interviews with contemporary authors commenting on Austen’s work and influence will also be shown in the gallery.

Two words: OH WOW. Thanks to Alert Janeite Lisa for the link. (And Alert Janeite A. Marie wanted to add that the Morgan also has an upcoming exhibition on William Blake, who probably was NOT an influence on Jane Austen but of which she was possibly aware.)